Privacy assessment discloses that TSA is gathering frequent flier data about airline passengers

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.gsnmagazine.com/node/26924?c=airport_aviation_security

    DHS has unveiled the details of 15 separate “privacy impact assessments” of some of the department’s management systems and databases which its privacy office issued between March and May of 2012, including one that reveals that TSA’s Secure Flight program has begun gathering frequent flyer status codes about the airlines that run the frequent flier programs.

    Such frequent flyer data is collected from aircraft operators “in conjunction with risk-based security rules,” explains a notice published in the Federal Register on August 2.

    Secure Flight compares individuals to the “No Fly” and “Selectee” portions of the nation’s consolidated and integrated terrorist watch list., and other federal government lists when warranted, says the notice.

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    Hi Big Brother and Big Sister!:eek:
     
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    None of this should really be a surprise. The TSA is the epitome of government agencies that once it gets its power, it rarely yields it.
     
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    Why is anybody at all surprised? Assuming anybody is, that is. Maybe the TSA could sell the data back to the airlines so they could improve their target marketing.
     
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    At least initially this was opt in and well-publicized as such. This is just precheck etc. That are not secret.
     
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